I was absolutely perplexed two weeks ago by Camden’s decision not to join the hundreds of local authorities around the country that are lighting beacons to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.
I publicly criticised the decision, and the Labour administration has finally relented: their nonsensical claims that there’s no public space in Camden for it to go categoryically disproven.
However, instead of placing it in a location that can, y’know, be seen – as is the whole point of it – they’ve secreted it away on the roof of Town Hall. Placed there, it can’t be seen, it can’t be visited, and it was lit without any ceremony.
It is disappointing that Camden Labour do not appreciate the genuine warmth, love, and admiration that the people of our community and our country have for Her Majesty the Queen. She sets the perfect example for our nation, and unites us behind it: an asset in our richly diverse borough.
As I’ve noted before, just 9% of people oppose the monarchy. 9%. If Camden Labour want to be the party of 9%, they can do so – although they will have some competition from the Lib Dems and Greens for that tiny slice of the public. The Conservatives will keep standing up for the 91%, thank you very much.